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Classic Hempstead. While out reporting noticed the façade of this building, the “Hempstead Bank,” in the New York village of the same name. The boarded window and door told me no transactions have taken place there in some time.

Classic Hempstead. While out reporting noticed the façade of this building, the “Hempstead Bank,” in the New York village of the same name. The boarded window and door told me no transactions have taken place there in some time.

#NY pizza therapy before the work week starts. No fork or knife needed. Thank you.

#NY pizza therapy before the work week starts. No fork or knife needed. Thank you.

Looks like #NYC parking signs have been redesigned. The fines probably remain the same.

Looks like #NYC parking signs have been redesigned. The fines probably remain the same.

I knew these as limoncillos growing up. Others call them quenepas. Translation: Spanish lime, or if you prefer Latin: “Melicoccus bijugatus.” Under any name, a delicious Tropical treat tonight.

I knew these as limoncillos growing up. Others call them quenepas. Translation: Spanish lime, or if you prefer Latin: “Melicoccus bijugatus.” Under any name, a delicious Tropical treat tonight.

Sunday treat.

Sunday treat.

The sun rises again after a day of record-breaking rain on Long Island, #NY.

The sun rises again after a day of record-breaking rain on Long Island, #NY.

A misty afternoon today at the Hickory Nut Falls at Chimney Rock State Park in North Carolina.    Nice trail to complete at end of our trip to the region.

A misty afternoon today at the Hickory Nut Falls at Chimney Rock State Park in North Carolina. Nice trail to complete at end of our trip to the region.

Aug 9
Rooftops if the #Biltmore Estate’s mansion in #Asheville, North Carolina.

Rooftops if the #Biltmore Estate’s mansion in #Asheville, North Carolina.

Aug 9
Column arches opening up to a view of the mountains from the #Biltmore Estate in #Asheville, North #Carolina. This former Vanderbilt home is the largest mansion in the United States.

Column arches opening up to a view of the mountains from the #Biltmore Estate in #Asheville, North #Carolina. This former Vanderbilt home is the largest mansion in the United States.